Roman Patrons of Greek Cities

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The rise and fall of city patrons in the Greek East is linked to the fundamental changes that took place during the fall of the Republic and the transition to the Principate. This discursive treatment of the origins, nature, and decline of this type of patronage, and its place in Roman practice as a whole, is supplemented by a reference catalogue of Roman patrons of Greek communities.

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"The author collects rather than analyzes data. Such books last. A careful index locorum allows easy access to specific texts. The welcome book will ease study of the subject rather than changing it." — Religious Studies Review

"This monograph will be essential for anyone interested in the institution of Roman patronage and its history throughout the Roman Empire, not only from the point of view of patrons but also of clients, both individual and collective."—New England Classical Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199248483
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Oxford Classical Monographs Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Claude Eilers is Associate Professor of Classics at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

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Table of Contents

1. Becoming a Client
2. Patronage by Conquest
3. The Inheritance of Patronage
4. What City Patrons Did
5. The Appearance of Patrons in the Greek East
6. Patronage of Cities in the Late Republic: Incidence and Effectiveness
7. The Decline of Patronage
Conclusions and Implications
1. Appendices Patrons of Cities of the Greek East
2. Catalogue Index
3. Patrons of Eastern Coloniae
4. Patrons of Greek Cities in the High Empire
5. The City Clients of Caesar, Augustus, and the Imperial Family
6. Senatorial Patrons of Cities in the Latin-speaking Provinces

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